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Deepika Padukone - Deepika Padukone

Indian film actor and producer

Deepika Padukone ( pronounced [d̪iːpɪka pəɖʊkoːɳeː] or [paːɖʊkoːɳ]; born January 5, 1986) is an Indian actress and producer working in Hindi films. As one of the highest paid actresses in India, she won three Filmfare Awards. She is included in the lists of the most popular personalities in the country, and Time has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2018.

Padukone, the daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Bangalore. As a teenager, she played badminton in national championships, but left her sports career to become a model. She soon received offers for film roles and made her acting debut as the title character in the Kannada film in 2006 Aishwarya . Padukone then played a dual role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in her first Bollywood release, Romance Om Shanti Om (2007), which won her the Filmfare Award for best female debut. Padukone received praise for her starring role in the romance Love Aaj Kal (2009), but a brief setback followed.

The romantic comedy cocktail (2012) marked a turning point in her career and she gained further success with leading roles in romantic comedies Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express (both 2013), the robbery comedy happy New Year (2014), Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Period Dramas Bajirao Mastani (2015) and Padmaavat (2018) and the Hollywood action film XXX: Xander Cage returns (2017). She also received critical acclaim for playing a character based on Julia in Bhansali's tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and an idiosyncratic architect in the comedy drama Piku (2015) and won two Filmfare Awards for Best Actress. In 2018 she founded her own company Ka Productions, under which she Chhapaak (2020), in which she also appeared as a survivor of an acid attack.

Padukone is the founder of the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which is creating mental health awareness in India. She speaks on topics like feminism and depression, also takes part in stage shows, has written columns for a newspaper, designed her own line of clothing for women, and is a prominent celebrity for brands and products. Padukone is married to frequent co-star Ranveer Singh.

Early life and modeling career

Padukone was born on January 5, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark, into a Saraswat Brahmin family to Konkani-speaking parents. Her father, Prakash Padukone, is a retired professional badminton player and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. Her younger sister Anisha is a golfer. Her paternal grandfather, Ramesh, was the secretary of the Mysore Badminton Association. The family moved to Bangalore, India when Padukone was one year old. She was educated at Sophia High School in Bangalore and completed her pre-college education at Mount Carmel College. She then enrolled at the Indira Gandhi National Open University for a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, but later resigned him due to planning conflicts with her modeling career.

Padukone has said that as a child she was socially awkward and didn't have many friends. The focus of her life was on badminton, which she played competitively from a young age. Describing her daily routine in a 2012 interview, Padukone said, "I would wake up at five in the morning, play sports, go to school, play badminton again, do my homework and go to sleep." Padukone continued to pursue a career in badminton while in school and played the sport in national championships. She also played baseball in a few state-level tournaments. While focusing on her education and athletic career, Padukone also worked as a child model and first appeared in some advertising campaigns at the age of eight. In tenth grade, she changed focus and decided to become a model. She later stated, "I realized I was only playing the game because it was a family thing. So I asked my father if I could give up the game and he wasn't upset at all." In 2004 she began a full-time career as a model under the guidance of Prasad Bidapa.

Early in her career, Padukone was best known for a television commercial for the soap Liril and modeled for various other brands and products. In 2005 she made her runway debut at Lakme Fashion Week for designer Suneet Varma and won "Model of the Year" at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards. Padukone's fame rose when she appeared in a hugely popular print campaign for the 2006 Kingfisher calendar. The designer Wendell Rodricks commented: "We haven't had a girl this beautiful and fresh since Aishwarya Rai." Rodricks had seen her in a ganyam jewelry class he taught and enrolled her in the Matrix Agency. At the age of 21, Padukone moved to Mumbai and stayed at her aunt's home. That year she gained greater recognition for the music video for Himesh Reshammiya's song "Naam Hai Tera".

Padukone soon received offers for film roles. She believed she was too inexperienced as an actress and instead enrolled in a course at Anupam Kher's Film Academy. After much media speculation, director Farah Khan, who noticed her in Reshammiya's music video, made the decision to recommend her for a role in Occupy Happy New Year . The fashion designer Wendell Rodricks also helps her get the role. Farah Khan was looking for a model for her next film and got in touch with Malaika Arora. Rodricks, for whom Padukone had worked as a model for about two years, recommended her to Arora, a close friend of his, who in turn recommended her to Khan in 2007.

Acting career

Film breakthrough and career struggles (2006-2011)

Padukone announced in 2006 that she was making her film debut with Aishwarya will give , a Kannada film directed by Indrajit Lankesh. The romantic comedy was a remake of the Telugu film Manmadhudu , and she was cast in the title role opposite actor Upendra. The film proved to be a commercial success.'s RG Vijayasarathy was grateful for Padukone's on-screen presence, but added that "she needs to work on her emotional scenes." In late 2006, Farah became Khans happy new year set , and Khan instead had Padukon for melodrama Om Shanti Om (2007) occupied. Set against the backdrop of the Hindi film industry, the film tells the story of a struggling actor in the 1970s who dies shortly after the murder of the woman he loved and is reborn to avenge her death. Shah Rukh Khan starred, and Padukone played two roles as a leading actress in the 1970s and later an aspiring actress. In preparation for her role, Padukone watched several films by actresses Helen and Hema Malini to study their body language. Her voice was dubbed by speaker Mona Ghosh Shetty. In one of the songs in the film, Dhoom Taana, Padukone relied on Indian classical dance and, according to Dorling Kindersley, on the "hypnotized audience" by playing Hasta mudras (Hand gestures) used. Om Shanti Om was a commercial success and emerged as the highest-grossing film of the year, with worldwide sales of ₹ 1.49 billion (US $ 21 million). Taran Adarsh ​​of the Bollywood Hungama entertainment portal said she had "everything to be a top star," and she won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award and received her first Filmfare Award for Best Actress. Bollywood Hungama reported that the success of Om Shanti Om was a breakthrough for her.

Padukone next played the role of one of star Ranbir Kapoor's love interests in Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). The film was a financial success, but Namrata Joshi from Outlook wrote that Padukone's performance was disappointing; "She's like a mannequin and completely lacks fire and zing." Her first release in 2009 came alongside Akshay Kumar in Nikhil Advani's kung fu comedy Chandni Chowk To China in which she portrays a dual role of Indian-Chinese twin sisters. Produced by Warner Bros., it had one of the broadest international releases for an Indian film. Padukone learned jujutsu and performed her own stunts. Despite the hype Chandni Chowk To China was a financial failure because it was drawing out its ₹ 800 million (US $ 11 million) budget. Bollywood Hungama reported that the success of Om Shanti Om represented a breakthrough for Padukone. Based on an article number (for a song called "Love Mera Hit Hit") in the drama Billu she appeared alongside Saif Ali Khan in the romantic drama Love Aaj Kal of the screenwriter and director Imtiaz Ali. The film documented the changing value of relationships between young people and had Padukone play the role of Meera Pandit, a strong career woman. With a worldwide gross of ₹ 1.2 billion (US $ 17 million), Love Aaj Kal turned out to be the third highest grossing film in 2009. Aniruddha Guha from Daily News and Analysis said Padukone "is making the most of their four appearances so far". At the 55th Filmfare Awards, Padukone received a nomination for Best Actress.

Padukone had five film releases in 2010. Her first role was in the psychological thriller Karthik Calling Karthik in which Padukone was cast as the supportive girlfriend of a depressed man (played by Farhan Akhtar). Derek Elley from Variety found the film "thinly drawn", but considered "the uncomplicated genius of Padukone" to be the highlight of the film. The film performed poorly commercially. Her financially profitable film that year was Sajid Khan's ₹ 1.15 billion (US $ 16 million) -grossing comedy film Housefull in which she headlined alongside a featured ensemble by Akshay Kumar. Raja Sen described the film as a "festival of bad acting" and attributed Padukone's poor performance to its "plastic expressions".

In Pradeep Sarkar's drama Lafangey Parindey (2010) Padukone was seen as a blind girl determined to win an ice skating competition. In preparation, she observed the interactions of the blind and rehearsed blindfolded scenes. Sudhish Kamath who for The Hindu wrote , was particularly impressed by the "considerable reluctance" with which she played her part. Her next role was in romantic comedy alongside Imran Khan Break Ke Baad . CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand found the film to be "largely respectable for its leading lady 's performance." Padukone's 2010 final version was Ashutosh Gowarikar's period film Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey opposite Abhishek. Based on the book Do and Die The film is a retelling of the 1930 Chittagong armory raid. Bachchan as revolutionary leader Surya Sen and Padukone played Kalpana Dutta, his confidante. Padukone said she could not research her role as there was very little information about Dutta and relied on Gowarikar's direction. It wasn't doing well commercially.

Padukone began 2011 with an item number in Rohan Sippy's Dum Maaro Dum . She called it "the wildest song an actress has ever made". The song's sexual content has been controversial, including a lawsuit for indecency. Her next film was Prakash Jhas sociopolitical drama Aarakshan , which dealt with box-based reservations in India. Trade journalists had high expectations of the film, which ultimately flopped at the box office. The critical reaction was mostly negative, although Pratim D. Gupta called Padukone the "most refreshing" thing. Her last appearance that year was in Rohit Dhawan's comedy drama Desi Boyz alongside Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh, a role that could not advance her career. The series of poorly received films made critics realize that Padukone had "lost its luster".

Establishment as leading actress (2012-2015)

Padukone has said that her main role is in the romantic comedy directed by Homi Adajania Cocktail 2012 marked a major turning point in her career.'s Raja Sen said she successfully proved herself to be "a stunning girl who can bargain." Cocktail plays in London and tells the story of a man's relationship with two spirited women - an impulsive party girl (Veronica, played by Padukone) and a submissive girl next door (Meera, played by Diana Penty). During the script narration, producer Dinesh Vijan Padukone offered a choice of which woman to play. She chose Veronica to broaden her horizons as an actress. Performing the role was a creative and physical challenge for her. In order to meet the physical demands of her character, she exercised extensively and followed a strict diet. Critics disagreed about the film, but particularly praised Padukone's performance; Devesh Sharma from Filmfare designated she as the "soul of the movie" and wrote that she "stands out in every scene, be it as a material girl who likes sex, drugs and rock and roll, or as a jealous girl who wants to self-destruct". Cocktail became Nominated Best Actress for Padukone at several awards including Filmfare, Screen and IIFA. The film also proved to be a box office hit.

In 2013, Padukone had established herself as the leading actress in Hindi cinema by appearing in four of the most successful productions of the year. She worked with Saif Ali Khan for the fourth time in Abbas-Mustan's Race 2 , an ensemble action thriller that served as a sequel run (2008). The film received mostly negative reviews, but a successful one grossed ₹ 1.62 billion (US $ 23 million) worldwide. Ayan Mukerji's romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was Padukone's next film release. She starred with Ranbir Kapoor as Naina Talwar, a "shy wallflower" who marked a departure from the glamorous characters she was reputed to portray. Raja Sen thought the film "lacked a good story," but added that Padukone "acts within himself, avoiding exaggeration, and the results are impressive ... this could be her most confident accomplishment yet". Padukone's pairing with her ex-boyfriend was expected, and the film turned out to be a huge commercial hit. Her next appearance was alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Rohit Shetty's action comedy film Chennai Express as a Tamil girl on the run from her father (a local Don) which required the adoption of a Tamil accent. Criticism of her accent was mixed, but her performance received praise; The film critic Aseem Chhabra wrote: "Padukone is delightful in the film - beautiful, smiling, and often much more playful and fun than Khan." Chennai Express grossed over ₹ 3.95 billion (US $ 55 million) as one of the most outstandingly grossing Indian films.

Padukone next played against Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela , an adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy by Romeo and Juliet by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her role was Leela, a Gujarati girl based on the character of Julia. Originally titled Ram-Leela titled, the title of the film was changed after a trial of Bhansali, Padukone and Singh for "insulting the religious sentiments" of the Hindu community by showing sex and violence under a title related to the life of Rama. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela was released during protests in several Indian states but was generally well received by critics. Meena Iyer from The Times of India mentioned Padukone as "stunning" and wrote for Deccan Chronicle . Khalid Mohamed concluded that "It is Deepika Padukone who the film is an asset of Ram-Leela . "Your appearances in Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela were multiple awards, including the Screen Award for best actress for both films and the Filmfare Award for best actress for the latter.

In 2014, Padukone starred in Tamil films alongside Rajinikanth See Kochadaiiyaan , one historical Drama filmed using motion capture technology. She was paid ₹ 30 million (US $ 420,000) for two days worth of work in there. In Homi Adajania's praised satire Finding Fanny Padukone played a young widow who goes on a road trip with her dysfunctional friends (played by Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Pankaj Kapur) in search of a woman named Fanny. The film was shown at the 19th Busan International Film Festival; The critic Anuj Kumar from The Hindu wrote that Padukone successfully "lifts the intricacies of Bollywood and one can feel the freedom of luggage in their performance". Later that year she starred for the third time alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan's Renewal of happy New Year . She played a bar dancer who trains a group of underachievers for a dance competition. Sanjukta Sharma by Mint found her role to be of minimal importance, only requiring her to be "a pretty thing, laughing and pitying," but the film became one of her most successful, earning over ₹ 3.4 billion (US $ 48 million) worldwide.

After appearing on Homi Adajania's online video on feminism entitled My choice took over Padukone in Shoojit Sircar's comedy drama Piku (2015) the role of a headstrong Bengali architect who takes care of her hypochondriac father (played by Amitabh Bachchan). . She was drawn to the portrayal of a realistic father-daughter bond that she found rare in Hindi cinema. The reviews for the film have been positive; Tanmaya Nanda by Business standard praised the feminist tone of the film, writing that Padukone proves "what she can do when she has more to do than looking pretty and being the crazy dance girl at parties". Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV said that she " Piku with a reserved Star turn holds together ". With a worldwide gross value of over ₹ 1.40 billion (US $ 20 million), Piku was a box office hit and received several Padukone awards, including second best actress awards at Filmfare and Screen.

Later in 2015, Padukone played the role of a businessman helping Ranbir Kapoor's character resolve his conflicts in Imtiaz Ali's romantic drama Tamasha too overcome. Despite poor financial returns,'s Sukanya Verma named Padukone's best by an actress that year, writing that she was "in." Tamasha is so strong that it is almost like hearing their heartbeat on the screen. "In her last release in 2015, Padukone met with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani , a historical drama about a tragic extramarital affair. Singh was cast as Maratha General Bajirao I, while Priyanka Chopra and Padukone appeared as his first and second wives, respectively. To play the warrior princess Mastani, Padukone learned sword fighting, horse riding and the martial art form of Kalaripayattu. With sales in excess of ₹ 3.5 billion (US $ 49 million), Bajirao Mastani turned out to be the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Anupama Chopra found Padukone "riveting", but Subhash K. Jha thought she was "far too subtle and silky and not steely enough". The film was shown at the International Film Festival of India; At the 61st Filmfare Awards was Bajirao Mastani Awarded Best Picture, and Padukone received her second Best Actress nomination that year.

Professional expansion (2017 - today)

The action film XXX: The return of Xander Cage (2017), in which Padukone played the female lead of Serena Unger alongside Vin Diesel, was her first project in Hollywood. The critical reception of the film was mixed. Tirdad Derakhshani from The Philadelphia Inquirer referred to the film as "a repetitive bunch of remarkably lengthy CGI-enhanced action scenes" and thought Padukone's talent was wasted in it. Conversely, Frank believed Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter that she had successfully "surpassed" Diesel to "practically [steal] the film". The film grossed over $ 345 million worldwide, much of which came from the Chinese box office. Padukone received three Teen Choice Awards nominations and followed with an item number in romantic drama Raabta .

Padukone at the premiere of Chhapaak (2020), which was her first production project

In 2018, Padukone portrayed Rani Padmavati, a Rajput queen who committed jauhar (Self-immolation) himself from protecting the Muslim invaders Alauddin Khilji, in the historical drama Padmaavat ; It was her third collaboration with Bhansali and Singh. Challenged by the need to convey her character's courage through silence, she considered it to be the most emotionally grueling role of her career. She read history books about this time and researched the various historical accounts of Padmavati. Right-wing Hindu groups speculated that the film portrayed a romantic connection between Padmavati and Khilji; They protested violently and gave a bounty to behead Padukone and Bhansali. After postponing the release, the film was released for exhibition after several changes. Anna MM Vetticad from Firstpost criticized the glorification of Jauhar through the film, however, attributed to Padukone that he had "managed to get something out of the stereotypical writing". With an estimated budget of ₹ 2 billion (US $ 28 million), Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Hindi films, and with earnings of ₹ 5.45 billion (US $ 76 million), it is Padukone's highest grossing publication and one of Indian cinema's largest greats. She received another Filmfare Best Actress nomination.

After the success of Padmaavat Padukone took some time off to focus on her home and family. In 2018 she started her own company called Ka Productions. Her first production project was Chhapaak (2020), a drama directed by Meghna Gulzar in which she appeared as a survivor of an acid attack (based on Laxmi Agarwal). She found filming with prosthetic makeup on her face in extreme heat exhausting and considered it the most physically challenging role of her career. Shubhra Gupta by The Indian Express credited her with "not just focusing on the devastated skin with a missing ear and nostril, but reflecting a mixture of pain, anger, resignation and finally reaching a solution." ". Teo Bugbee of the New York Times added that "Padukone is alternately curious, alert and calm, but never maudlin". It wasn't doing well commercially.

Padukone's next production project will be 83 be , a sports film about India's 1983 World Cricket Championship, starring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, in which she will also play the role of Dev's wife Romi. She has committed to starring alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday in Shakun Batra's as yet unnamed romantic drama and Draupadi in a retelling of the Mahabharata to portray from the perspective of her character, which she will also produce. Padukone will also be a remake of the American comedy film The Intern produce and star, and collaborate with Prabhas in an as-yet-untitled science fiction film directed by Nag Ashwin. In November 2020 she started working with Shah Rukh Khan for YRF's next project entitled Pathan to turn . She's also set to star opposite Hrithik Roshan in Siddharth Anand's - Fighter, planned for release in September 2022.

Personal life

Singh and Padukone at their wedding reception in 2018

Padukone has a close relationship with her family and visits them regularly in her hometown of Bangalore. She lives in Prabhadevi, a neighborhood in Mumbai, and has admitted that she missed her parents' presence there. As a practicing Hindu, Padukone considers religion an important aspect of her life and frequently visits temples and other religious shrines.

While filming too Bachna Ae Haseeno in 2008, Padukone began a romantic relationship with co-star Ranbir Kapoor. She spoke openly about the relationship and had his initials tattooed on her neck. She has said the relationship had a profound impact on her and transformed her into a more confident and social person. The Indian media speculated about an engagement and reported that it happened in November 2008, despite Padukone having stated that she had no plans to get married within the next five years. The couple broke up a year later; In an interview, she admitted that she had felt betrayed for a long time. In a 2010 interview, Padukone accused him of infidelity, and Kapoor later admitted this. They reconciled their friendship while they were on Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani worked .

Padukone later became reluctant to talk about her personal life, but in 2017 she spoke lovingly about her relationship with frequent co-star Ranveer Singh, who she has been with since 2012. In November 2018, the couple married in traditional Konkani and Sindhi ceremonies near Lake Como, Italy.

Off-screen work

In addition to acting, Padukone has authored opinion pillars and has dealt with women's health and fitness magazines. She has also supported nonprofits and performed for stage shows. In 2009 she was awarded by the Hindustan Times engaged to write weekly columns for their lifestyle section. Through these columns, she interacted with her fans and shared details of her personal and professional life. That year she takes part in the 10K World Bangalore Marathon, which raised ₹ 13.1 million (US $ 180,000) in support of 81 NGOs. In 2010, Padukone took the Maharashtrian village of Ambegaon as part of NDTV's Greenathon campaign to provide the village with a regular supply of electricity. She visited Indian jaw (Troops) in Jammu for a special episode for Independence Day from NDTVs Reality show Jai Jawaan .

In 2014 Padukone performed at the "SLAM! The Tour" concert

Padukone attended the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League season three at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Three years later she appeared with Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Pitbull for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. In 2014 she took part in a concert tour through North America entitled "SLAM! The Tour", during which she and her co-stars of Happy New Year occurred . Padukone was also involved with the Olympic Gold Quest team, which her father and Geet Sethi founded to assist Indian athletes in the Olympics, as well as sports personalities such as Leander Paes and Viswanathan Anand and several other actors. In 2013, she launched her own line of clothing for women in collaboration with the Van Heusen retail chain. Two years later, Padukone worked with the fashion portal Myntra to launch another line under their brand "All About You". In 2019 she was appointed Chair of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image. Through her own company, Ka Enterprises, Padukone invested in Drum Foods International, a fast-paced consumer goods company, and Blu Smart, an electric taxi startup.

Padukone has also spoken out on issues such as feminism, saying, "The new feminism is not about being aggressive. It's about reaching the top and still being soft. It's about being you - feminine, strong and full of willpower. " In a 2015 interview, Padukone shared her personal experiences with overcoming depression. In October of that year, she set up a foundation called The Live Love Laugh Foundation to help raise mental health awareness in India. The following year, she launched a campaign called More Than Just Sad to help general practitioners treat patients with depression or anxiety. Also in 2016, the foundation, together with Facebook and the AASRA organization, launched multilingual tools and educational resources on the Facebook network page to support people with suicidal tendencies. Padukone became a brand ambassador for the NGO Indian Psychiatric Society and on the occasion of the first anniversary of their foundation, the two organizations jointly launched the video and poster campaign #DobaraPoocho, which was dedicated to victims and survivors of depression. The World Economic Forum gave her the Crystal Award in 2020 for raising awareness of mental health.

In 2020, Padukone took part in a protest for students who were brutalized during the JNU 2020 attack for their protests against the Citizenship Change Act. Members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party criticized her decision and asked people to watch her film Chhapaak to boycott. Many others praised her for resisting crackdown on dissent as mainstream Bollywood actors avoid making political statements because they fear setbacks and consequences for their film.

In the media

Journalist Vir Sanghvi described Padukone in 2013 as "strong, someone who makes decisions and is motivated". She is best known in the media as a professional, disciplined performer whose "work has priority over everything else". Describing her personality as “simple,” “grounded,” and “approachable,” one reviewer on wrote, “She accepts criticism, recognizes her limits, and tries to work hard to get better. She leaves with praise for equal composure. "Ayan Mukerji (the director of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ) regards her as "a woman who will flirt with you, but you'll love taking her home to meet your mom too." Padukone has had a Twitter account since 2010 and launched an official Facebook page in 2013. She is the most visited Asian woman on Twitter.

Padukone at an event for Lux in 2016

Padukone is considered to be one of the most popular and well-known celebrities in India. Reuters analyzed her career and published that she was after a successful debut with Om Shanti Om appeared in a number of films for which critics labeled her "wooden" and "mocked her accent." The Indian Express added: "Not long ago, after a few unwise script calls and the public explosion, Deepika was written off of her high-profile relationship with Ranbir Kapoor." After the success of cocktail , Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express she has been recognized as the most successful contemporary actress in India in several media publications. In India Today she was among the 50 most powerful people in the country in 2017 and 2019. The worldwide edition of Forbes ranked her the 10th Highest Paid Actress in the World in 2016, and in 2018 the magazine ranked her the Top Earning Woman Celebrity in India. From 2014 to 2016 and in 2018 she was the highest rated woman on the Indian edition of Forbes '' Celebrity 100 'list, in fourth position in 2018 with estimated annual earnings peaking over ₹ 1.12 billion (US $ 16 million). Also in 2018 appointed that Time Magazine Padukone one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. The variety Magazine named her the World's 50 Most Impactful Women, and research firm YouGov named her the 13th Most Admired Woman in the World.

The actress is high on various lists of the most attractive Indian celebrities. In 2008 she exceeded Indian Maxim 's' Hot 100' list, and in 2012 she was named 'India's Most Beautiful Woman' by the Indian edition of the people Magazine. Padukone has often featured The Times of India 's listing of "Most Desirable Woman" topped the list in 2012 and 2013. In 2010 and 2014, she was named the "World's Sexiest Woman" by the Indian edition FHM . and it was from British magazine Eastern Eye selected as "Sexiest Asian Woman" in 2016 and 2018. Filmfare took acknowledged her sense of clothing and called her one of the "few actresses who experiment with colors, cuts and silhouettes". In the fitness book The Four-Week Countdown Diet Namita Jain called the actress "the ultimate role model for a healthy, healthy and active lifestyle".

Padukone is an active endorser of various brands and products, including Tissot, Maybelline, Coca-Cola and L'Oreal Paris. In 2014, Business standard reported that Padukone earned ₹ 50 million (US $ 700,000) on ₹ 60 million (US $ 840,000) per endorsement contract and TAM Adex named Padukone the most visible face on television in India that year. Duff & Phelps estimated their brand value at $ 102.5 million in 2018, the second highest Indian celebrity. In 2020 she became the first Indian actress to fight for the Louis Vuitton fashion company. That same year, Padukone was criticized for making a Tik Tok video that was aimed at promoting her film Chhapaak aimed in which she urged users to use their "acid attack survival approach" from the movie to replicate who was classified as "insensitive" and "disrespectful". Acid attack victim. Later that year, Padukone was among several Bollywood actors called upon to post Instagram messages showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, despite previously promoting skin lightening products that maintain colorism.


Padukone received three Filmfare Awards: Best Female Debut For Om Shanti Om (2007) and two awards for best actress for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and Piku (2015).


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